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PBS
Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm PST
demonstrators who say they can win elections because of scruppings. jonathan has a bird's eye view. >> shut down again by massive protests. >> they want the parliamentary majority to go. but the sudden offer of an alex has softened the mood. the show of strength more like a giant spring party. >> the leaders called for impressive turn out, and from up here, you can see they have achieved that goal. the streets around the capital are field with people. it has certainly made an impression on the government. what you don't see are the government's own supporters. for all these numbers, they have to ask whether they still have enough people to beat the government in an election. >> the fact is that in rural areas, the government is still very popular. there is some confusion among these protestors. was an election a big enough concession? >> if it was me, accept it. >> even if this government wins another election, which they might do? >> from me, yes. but i am not sure about other people. >> even the main opposition party seemed unclear. its leader has been demanding an election in days. it was sud
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
power. but thousands of demonstrators demanded just that. jonathan sparks of "independent television news" has this report. >> reporter: it was supposed to be peaceful. a non-violent campaign against the thai government. but it's turned into a bare- knuckle battle for power. parts of bangkok streaked with teargas and rubble bullets today as protesters tried to seize government ministries from the police. many here are driven by hatred for the country's prime minister yingluck shinawatra and those seen to support her. a man who looks like he's a we watched as protesters crept up to the barricades around the prime minister's office with an assortment of homemade weaponry. but several rounds of teargas saw them off. the protesters can't take it. the protest leader-- a fiery politician called suthep thaugsuban-- told euphoric supporters that the government would soon fall. the prime minister yingluck shinawatra also offering to hold talks. but mr. suthep refuses to negotiate. it's a problem i put to her foreign minister today. he said he's not negotiating? >> i don't know. that's the wa
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
a report from jonathan sparks of independent television news in bangkok. >> reporter: for three days, anti-government protestors and thai police waged war in the center of bangkok. today, however, the barricades came down and the two sides shook hands. flowers were exchanged and tears were shed, and the police got out of the way. the protestors tried to take this government complex by force. this morning, however, they simply walked in. >> ( translated ): i think we've won. it feels like victory. i think we've 90% won it now. >> reporter: but there was a problem: the protestors may have occupied the lawn outside the prime minister's office, but yingluck shinawatra was still the prime minister. a few hours ago, one of the most secure areas in the country, now it is rammed with anti- government protestors, like an open-day fete full of festive people. protestor leaders accuse the government of corruption, and they're promising far-reaching reform, but they're not prepared to wait for the next election. i caught up with one of the >> ( translated ): normally, we give them power for four years
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